The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. To put it more accurately, it is not so much that you use your mind wrongly - you usually don't use it at all. It uses you. Thiw is the disease. You believe that you are your mind. This is the delusion. The instrument hqw taken you over.
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Through sef - observation, more presence comes into your life automatically. The moment you realize you are not present, you are present.
The moment you start watching the thinker, a higher level of consciousness becomes activated
BREAK THE OLD PATTERN Of present - moment denial and present - moment resistance. Make it your practice to withdraw attention from the past and future whenever they are not needed. Step out of the time dimension as much as possible in everday life.
The greatest obstacle to experiencing the reality of your connectedness is identification with your mind, which causes thought to become compulsive. Not to be able to stop thinking is a dreadful affliction, but we don't realize this because almost everybody Is suffering from it, so it's considered normal.
You can also create a gap in the mind stream simply by directing the focus of your attention into the Now. Just become intensely conscious of the present moment.
Four principles of Eckhart Tolle.
The only moment that will ever happen to you is now. There is no future yet and past days are history. They won't come back. You are only in this moment so enjoy every second and take what's the best from it. You need to focus as well as you can at it and live like that's the most beautiful experience in your life.
Tolle makes the case that lots of our suffering and pain happen because we allow the past and the future to poison our present. Which makes no sense to Tolle, because past and future don’t even exist.
The past cannot survive in your presence: it can only survive in your absence
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